bipolar

Bipolar disorder; understanding the highs, the lows and the in between.

Ashlee Coresona year ago
Maureen and Lucia
When Maureen comes to visit, she doesn't knock, she bursts through the doors making her presence known. Her clothes are always bright, her hair and makeup perfect. She comes it and immediately you can...
Kim Kohla year ago
Being Bipolar
Growing up, I remember being sad, anxious, and always wanting to cry. Hell, I always was crying. Whenever I was asked what was wrong, I didn't know how to respond. The fear of upsetting people left me...
Alyssa Lactina year ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
The next illness that I suffer from is bipolar disorder. The symptoms of bi-polar are the same as depression but with bipolar, you have extreme highs and extreme lows and manic episodes. In addition t...
Kiera Becka year ago
Two Faced
I knew as a teenager that I had bipolar disorder. Begging my parents to take me to see someone, my father insisted I was just a moody teenager and I would grow out of it. Instead of self-medicating li...
Jocelyn Woehlera year ago
Living with Bipolar Type 2
Bipolar, by definition, is a disorder defined by mood swings, depressive and raging manic episodes. I’ve been living with bipolar since I was 3-years-old. I was only recently diagnosed by a profession...
BPD: How It Can Destroy Your Relationship
BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) is, as the name suggests, a personality disorder that manifests itself in many different ways. I have been diagnosed with it myself and let me tell you this: it's...
Kristina Hedleya year ago
Living with Bipolar Disorder
My dog has been my comfort ever since I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 3 years ago. She always knows when something's up with me, and she'll come lie on my bed with me, sit with me like she...
What It's like to Have Rapid-Cycling Bi-Polar Disorder
If you know me, or have read some of my older blogs, you probably know that I suffer from bipolar disorder. Specifically rapid-cycling bipolar disorder. Let's get technical for a second. What is rapid...
Falling Down the Rabbit Hole
Hi, I'm Amanda, and I have manic-depressive disorder and general anxiety with mild OCD. It has taken me a long time to get to this point, where I can be matter of fact about it, where I can be like th...
David McClearya year ago
Signs You Might Have Bipolar Affective Disorder
Most people know about depression, but don't realize that there are certain kinds of mental illnesses that can have depression appearing in cyclical ways. The vicious cycle in question is known for it...
Andrew Wilsona year ago
Bipolar Disorder
In March 2015, I experienced, very unexpectedly and suddenly, some form of nervous breakdown, having earlier in the day felt highly elated, for no apparent reason. This came over me suddenly and witho...
Dorn Simona year ago
A Polarizing View of Bipolar
At 49, after many a Dark Night of The Soul or a Howling at the Moon had brought me to study Psychology, delve deeply into Spirituality, analyze myself thoroughly, learn my anomalies, my personal trigg...
Recognizable Symptoms of Bipolar Depression
Prior to being diagnosed with a hormone disorder, doctors who I went to were completely and totally convinced that I was bipolar. I can totally see why they thought I was; the hormone disorder I had m...
Acceptance
I am sitting here in this quiet, dark, house, sipping my coffee after just having gotten up and getting my daughter off to school with sleep in my eyes and pain in my heart. So much pain. I have been ...
OD
Olivia Deckera year ago
Lost
These are my thoughts and how real bipolar depression can be. I just started writing and this is the outcome. As I sit on the hard wooden bench that was thoughtfully jimmy rigged with stuffing and fab...
Juli Popea year ago
How to Survive School with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder has an awful stigma attached to its name. Chances are, if you mention your experience with it to a stranger, they'll either respond with something like, "I think I might be bipolar be...
Nikita granta year ago
Medz Part 2
I inhale, this time there is a sweetness on my breath that I haven't tasted in a long time. The light switch is triggered and everything I see and feel is incredibly pleasurable. My skin which once wa...
When Depression Feels like Rage
Recently I have been dealing with a lot of changes in my life, something that can be difficult for most people, much less a person dealing with mental health issues. However, the emotions I felt durin...